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A Great Joint Meeting

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Last night was a memorable one to MaoDS in Washtenaw oounty, fnlly 400 being present at the joint initiation of Golden Rule and Fraternity Lodges, of this city, wben Piof. B. M. Thompson and President Gottlob Luick were made Master Masons. Every lodge in tbe oonnty -"ivas represented to a more or less degree in numbers. Tbe work done was of the highest order of excellence. A splendid banqnet was partaken of after tbe ceremonies were over, and when the cigars were lighted Judge H. Wirt Newkirk asssumed the dnties of toastmaster and introdnced the following toasts and speakers: "The Grand Lodge," Grand Master James Bradley, of Port Hnron; "Sooial Fteemasonry, " M. M. Rhead, Ypsilanti; "Third and Last Cali," John W. Bennett; "Tbe Rule and Guide of Our Faith," Rev. W. L. Tedrow; "Symbolism of the Evergreen," A. J. Sawyer; "Symbols," J. E. Beal; "My First and Last Inipressions of Freemasonry, " Prof. B. M. Thompson. Other speakers were Mr. Gordon, of Detroit, Prof. E. F. Johnson, W. W. Watts, Geo. AleCollum, L. C. Goodrich. Never at any Masonio gathering in Ann Arbor were better or happier speeches made, there was not a poor one in the lot and Ann Aibor Masons can feel proud of its brilliant array of speakers. Pathos, bumor and sound learning were evidenSed in eveiyone and it was a pleasure to sit and listen to them.